2018 OSIsoft Durban Regional Seminar Coming to you!
Want to learn more about the PI System, OSIsoft’s technology direction and how customers like you are digitally transforming? Our free Regional Seminars are designed to keep you up-to-date. This year, We are coming to Durban on July 31st to bring you the latest! Each year, over 2,000 customers attend our regional seminars to:
  • Present their stories
  • Network with peers and partners
  • Hear about industry trends
  • See the latest from OSIsoft
  • Attend our PI 101 Workshop for PI System newcomers
This year our regional seminars focus on digital agility. From engineers to data analysts, we are seeing a rapid evolution of digital technologies and analytics. With this evolution comes opportunity for new solutions, as well as their associated challenges. Talks from OSIsoft, our customers and our partners will cover rapid configurations of the PI System to deliver solutions to industrial needs,  out-of-the-box uses of the PI System, as well as how a data infrastructure that extends  from the edge to cloud supports digital agility towards operational excellence.

The PI System in the Digital Enterprise

Are you ready for your Digital transformation? Today, data drives our world. It's all around us. Operational Data is all around us. The challenge is getting the data we need, at the right time, to the right people to make a difference. With the PI System, you can Transform Your World with Data. 


Tuesday, July 31, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
PI 101 Workshop (optional)
Attendees to the OSIsoft Regional Seminar are also welcome to join an optional OSIsoft PI System 101 Overview session. This optional session will cover the fundamentals of the PI System and is tailored for those that are either new to the PI System and would like an introduction to the technology or wishing to update and refresh their knowledge.
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
10:50 AM - 11:00 AM
Introduction- Seminar begins
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Keynote: Digital Agility in the Evolving World of Industry 4.0 and IIoT
Automation, IIoT, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Reality – the next decade promises to be the digital revolution of the industrial world. Our challenge is integrating legacy systems and assets with new technologies to harness the explosion of data to drive new opportunities without risking existing operations. This keynote will cover the challenges of the digital revolution and best practices for success and highlights how a data infrastructure strategy can support organizations invest in an agile ecosystem of edge, enterprise and cloud technologies.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Digitalization of Manufacturing
Digitalization is the path most of the manufacturing companies are following in order to improve efficiencies and remain competitive. The Process Industries are adopting trends like Industry 4.0, Big Data, and IIoT to make it happen. These are concepts that are easily understandable when framed as a means to a goal and embraced as a journey. This presentation will show the use cases in the Pulp and Paper industry for the adoption of digitalization and analytics, its challenges and the way to overcome them.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
CBM: Just Right, Just-in-Time Maintenance
We are being asked to run equipment longer, faster and harder with less resources while minimizing failures. Condition based maintenance takes a data driven approach to maximizing the performance of your assets and maintenance schedules.  Discover through drag and drop configuration how the PI System can be used for condition based maintenance. Configure digital representations of your assets, calculate key performance indicators (KPIs), and even send notifications or kick off maintenance work flows based on the real condition of your assets.  Kick-starting your CBM project has never been easier with the modern PI System.
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch & Networking
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Machine Learning: Methodology, Mindfulness, and Madness

The Sappi Industry 4.0 journey A simple guide to getting started, the lessons learned along the way, and ultimately the success factors.  At the end of 2016 we were approached by the business to implement Industry 4.0 on our factory floor.  This presentation describes our challenges, the options available to us, and the many lessons we learned along the way to achieving a successful outcome.  Ultimately, it has defined a methodology for us to use in future Industry 4.0 initiatives.

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Analytics and Data Lake: It’s what you do with the data that counts
Industrial Analytics is the buzz of the day. Big data, data lakes, machine learning and artificial intelligence are offering the allure of new insights and answers to efficiencies.  However sometimes the first big win comes from a small improvement and the data your already own.  Learn how you can break down seemingly complex big data problems into a manageable sequence of steps with the PI System.  Even without waiting for completion of a full-blown statistical model, your operational experts can often spot anomalous patterns with little more than a few events captured by PI System event frames and compiled in a report.  And when you are ready to push data to advanced machine learning (ML) tools, the PI Integrator line is available to jump-start your data science initiative with clean, ready-to-consume, reliable data. 
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Product Roadmap
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Networking & refreshment

Hotel/Event Location

14 Palm Blvd, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga Rocks Durban 4320
Phone: +27 31 582 6000

Why Join Us?

Whether you are a newcomer to OSIsoft technology and interested in learning about improving your company's operations or a PI System expert looking for ways to better leverage your data infrastructure, this event will have value for you.

This seminar will feature presentations from OSIsoft experts and users of the PI System, demonstrating how they are achieving data-driven decision making in real-time.